We previously heard a rumor that Microsoft could be charging makers of their Windows 8 tablet up to $100 per license for each device, although the price seemed to vary depending on the manufacturer.
Now according to a recent report from Digitimes, Microsoft is rumored to be charging tablet makers around $50 to $65 per Windows RT license and around $60 to $100 for a Windows 8 license.
Microsoft has released licensing rates for OEM Windows 8, including US$60-80 for Windows 8, US$80-100 for Windows 8 Pro (with Office) and US$50-65 for Windows RT (with Office), according to Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers.
Considering that Microsoft has been clever by offering the Windows 8 upgrade to existing users for just $38, we would have thought that they would try and keep the costs of the tablet versions of their OS down for manufacturers if they want the platform and Windows 8 tablets to succeed.
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